Place:Megara, West Attica, Attikis, Greece

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NameMegara
Alt namesMegarissource: GRI Photo Archive, Authority File (1998)
Mégarasource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCity or town
Coordinates38.0°N 23.333°E
Located inWest Attica, Attikis, Greece
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names


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Megara is a historic town and a municipality (pop. 36,924 in 2011) in West Attica, Greece. It lies in the northern section of the Isthmus of Corinth opposite the island of Salamis, which belonged to Megara in archaic times, before being taken by Athens. Megara was one of the four districts of Attica, embodied in the four mythic sons of King Pandion II, of whom Nisos was the ruler of Megara. Megara was also a trade port, its people using their ships and wealth as a way to gain leverage on armies of neighboring poleis. Megara specialized in the exportation of wool and other animal products including livestock such as horses. It possessed two harbors, Pegae, to the west on the Corinthian Gulf and Nisaea, to the east on the Saronic Gulf of the Aegean Sea.

Historical population

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Year Town Municipal unit Municipality
1971 17,584 - -
1981 20,814 21,245 -
1991 20,403 25,061 -
2001 23,032 28,195 -
2011 23,456 28,591 36,924

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